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Extra!! Scoop! - First Actual Pictures - Assassination, 1934/10/17

Published 1934

King Alexander and Louis Barthou, Shot Down in Streets of Marseilles by Revolutionists. Furious Spectators Batter Killer to Death As His Victims Die. Alexander Murdered - "Universal Newsreel brings you the First Actual motion pictures of the murder of King Alexander of Jugoslavia and French Foreign Minister Barthou" scenes of the King arriving on cruiser at Marseilles, ride through town, shots, mob beats the assassin, a Croatian.

Production Company Universal Studios
Audio/Visual sound, b&w


Reviewer: lachnifranz - - April 25, 2009
Subject: some facts about the hitman
He was not croat...he was macedonian.his cause was free macedonia,macedonia for the macedonians.Unfortunately,the same countries who were taking advantage of macedonia as a playground for centuries for their personal causes are the same that wont take macedonia in the nato pact.
Reviewer: Ray Bottorff Jr - - May 9, 2008
Subject: 1934 Conspiracy? Gimme a break...
To take a 1934 assassination and tie it in to modern day events as if its part of a great conspiracy throughout time is the apex of paranoia. It is more misinformation disguised as fact. It is a lie. Period.
You would think the events of the 19th Century and Turkish occupation and empire collapse, Austrian land grabs and World War I, World War II and Nazis manipulation of the ethnic groups against each other, the Cold War and the clampdowns by Tito, and civil wars that resulted after the collapse of Yugoslavia would demonstrate most clearly how murderous and fanatical just about all the ethnic groups in the Balkans are to each other. These events and real history demonstrating far more than any fanciful conspiracy theory what really happened here.
A Serbian King killed by a Croat who didn't like being ruled by a Serbian King and the resulting chaos on the streets in Paris in its aftermath resulted in the deaths of several others.
The next time you feel the urge to rally on a conspiracy theory, head to a library and pull out books on the subject done by people who actually did research on the matter and there is where the real truth lies.
At least far closer to the real truth than the imaginations that pass off as the truth.
my best
-Ray Bottorff Jr
Reviewer: Ableadamz - - May 5, 2007
Subject: Same Old "New world Order"
I just saw this on the History Channel about "The Year 1934" as shown through newsreel clips. I was drawn to this clip because it was such a better quality of film (well preserved), edited to tell a story and I had never heard of the event. As I was watching this "Double Killing", I noticed Louis Barthou walking in the crowd (looking healthy enough) AFTER the shooting. I then did really quick internet check to find out(after bullet forensics) he was shot by a French Policeman(Friendly Fire) and bled to death from an arm wound in which a tourniquet was improperly applied. The "Cameraman" died 4 days later.
The Gunman allegedly..."With the Mauser he was able
To kill: Alexander of Jugoslavia Foreign Minister Louis Barthou of France Yolande Farris Mme Marie Dubrec
To wound: General Alfonse Joseph Georges of France General Alexander Dimitriejevitch of Jugoslavia Admiral Philippe Berthelot Police Inspector Calestin Galli Policeman Felix Forestier Marius Humbert Laurent Tortero Mme Justine de Mawer and her son Felix"
Gunman killed by Police Sabre and Crowd Pummeling. The Conspiracy Theory outline is so obvious, school children can fill in the blanks.

wwI: Archduke Francis Ferdinand would visit Sarajevo -Traveling in a a heaviliy Secured Motorcade
wwII: King Alexander I of Yugoslavia would visit Marseille - Traveling in a a heaviliy Secured Motorcade
NWO:(New World Order): President John F. Kennedy would visit Dallas - Traveling in a a heaviliy Secured Motorcade

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on 5/16/2005